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Around the world, soils are in trouble. And unless we take action, so will be the farmers and consumers who depend on them. But some growers can see a way to save the ground beneath our feet.
Tech giants like Google and Facebook appear to be aiding and abetting a vicious government campaign against Indian climate activists.
It's becoming clear that achieving Maine's climate goals is going to require a makeover of its electric grid on a scale that hasn't happened since the 1970s.
Countries’ pledges to meet climate goals are nowhere near what they need to be.

With funding from the federal government, Zion and other parks are swapping in electric shuttle buses and adding charging stations for visitors' electric vehicles, putting the park system on the cutting edge of green technology.

Tiny iodine particles are clumping together to trap sunlight and melt polar sea ice.

Premier John Horgan defends decision to push ahead with beleaguered BC Hydro project, which has nearly doubled in cost as a result of escalating safety issues.

Plastic has become a major part of the carbon cycle, a discovery that has implications for how we tackle climate change.

It's been 12 years since fracking reshaped the American energy landscape and much of the Pennsylvania countryside.

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This is part 1 of our 4-part series, "Fractured," an investigation of fracking chemicals in the air, water, and people of western Pennsylvania.

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This is part 3 of our 4-part series, "Fractured," an investigation of fracking chemicals in the air, water, and people of western Pennsylvania.

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This is part 2 of our 4-part series, "Fractured," an investigation of fracking chemicals in the air, water, and people of western Pennsylvania.

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Environmental Health News reporter Kristina Marusic gives the story behind "Fractured," an investigation of fracking pollution in western Pennsylvania.

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As a poster child for the climate emergency, Miami Beach has become a world leader in mitigating the effects of sea-level rise. Now the subtropical Florida city is cutting back on its famous swaying palm trees as it seeks shadier alternatives to preserve its environment and try to keep residents and visitors cool.

EJSCREEN, a wonky, mostly unknown EPA mapping tool, has drawn the attention of the Biden administration, which has promised to bolster its data in a way that could help environmental lawyers and community activists build stronger cases against oil and gas infrastructure, power plants, and other industrial facilities in minority and low-income neighborhoods.

An FDR program to electrify rural America is now beset by expensive coal plants and often-hidebound governing boards, as members clamor for transparency and renewables.

Savers who want to invest in protecting the environment are to be offered the opportunity to purchase the world's first green savings bonds.

Financial regulators are putting their environmental agenda into action as the Biden administration expands the ways the federal government will fight climate change.

The Danish government's efforts towards meeting the country's ambitious target of reducing emissions by 70% by 2030 have been judged "insufficient" by the body tasked with monitoring its progress, with measures so far announced only likely to take it a third of the way.

One of the big contributors to climate change is right beneath your feet, and transforming it could be a powerful solution for keeping greenhouse gases out of the atmosphere.

Scientist Nathan Balasingham says a pasture spray he has developed can reduce methane emissions from livestock and make them more productive, but he is struggling to get widespread farmer support.

Joe Biden's progressive nominee for interior secretary faced harsh questions from lawmakers with deep industry ties.

An international team of researchers used computer simulations to show that the combination of climate change and human hunting is likely to have led to the extinction of the woolly mammoth.

The Philippines is looking into carbon pricing and taxation to slap a price on harmful emissions in line with the country's push to fight climate change.

A giant iceberg broke off the Brunt Ice Shelf in Antarctica on Friday, not far from a British scientific outpost. The 490 square miles (1270 square kilometers) chunk of ice is bigger than New York City and broke free in a process called calving, according to a statement from the British Antarctic Survey.

During the black summer bushfires Sonya gave birth six weeks early. Afterwards, when her doctor told her that bushfire smoke may have had something to do with it, she was shocked – she had not been warned that this was possible.

Amid a tumultuous year involving a pandemic, wildfires and heat waves, 2020 brought the most active Atlantic hurricane season since record-keeping began.

President Biden is dramatically altering the way the U.S. government calculates the real-world cost of climate change. This approach could reshape a range of consequential decisions, from whether to allow new coal leasing on federal land to what sort of steel is used in taxpayer-funded infrastructure projects.

A cleaner, safer, more resilient energy system is possible. With smart planning and decisions, we can make it a reality.

The energy landscape is changing and Utah must change with it. Now is the time to invest in resilient, renewable energy sources.

When the River Seine that runs through Paris overflowed this month, officials at the Louvre Museum were relieved some of their most valuable items were safely stored in northern France.
A team of University of Idaho scientists are studying a fast-moving glacier in Alaska in hopes of developing better predictions on how quickly global sea levels will rise.
An increasing number of states are looking to follow the precedent set by California and adopt stricter vehicle emissions standards as the Biden administration appears poised to green light those efforts.

From John Prine to Childish Gambino, here are some of the most notable environmental songs of the past few decades (please excuse the heavy 1970's bias — these were my formative years, and an era when protest songs ran amok).

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Since 2000, about every other year, tropical storms have formed earlier than the official start date of June 1. So should the season open two weeks earlier?